The Mast and Tower Safety Group (MATS), in collaboration with the Energy, Utility and Skills Register (EUSR) accreditation scheme.
Duration: 18 guided learning hours over 3 consecutive days
Delegate to Trainer ratio: 6 Students to 1 Instructor
This course will provide a solid foundation for those who are new to the telecommunications industry and introduces prospective climbers to work on communications masts and towers. The Basic Tower Climber and Rescue course introduces techniques and equipment to allow people access to all areas of communications masts and towers, this includes work on open steelwork. This course will provide students with key information and the knowledge required to work safely at height. Training covers the key characteristics and limitations of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE), how to climb fixed ladders using a range of fixed fall arrest systems and how to climb open steelwork using lanyards and fall ropes. The course will also equip students with the skills required to undertake the rescue of an injured workmate stranded on a mast or tower. Regarding rescue, the training covers the limitations and use of dedicated abseil rescue equipment commonly found in the telecommunications industry. The course can be tailored to your specific rescue/abseil descent equipment.
Delegates shall be of 18 years of age or over, be physically fit and have a head for heights, have undertaken and passed a suitable fitness assessment/ medical for climbing and working at heights in accordance with MATS Group Guidance GN005 Medical Requirements for Climbing Masts and Towers
This course is generally aimed at people new to the telecommunications industry who wish to work on a masts or towers.
Certification: Upon successfully completing the programme, delegates will qualify for registration on the Energy, Utility and Skills Register (EUSR) for Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue; a unique ID No and a 1-year certification. will be provided.
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